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magnesium citrate medication

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
They are different : Salts of magnesium. The magnesium citrate may be absorbed a little better, but if you take too much of either one, you might end up with loose stools. ... Read More
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Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
15 years experience Pharmacology
Use with caution: Magnesium salts can bind with levothyroxine( common thyroid medication), if taken simultaneously may reduce absorption of the thyroid medication/ dec ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravinder Nagpaul
36 years experience Internal Medicine
No concrete evidence: Does magnesium really help for anxiety?? As for now there is no concrete evidence for a therapeutic benefit as per a study by university of Michigan. ... Read More
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Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Titrate: There are individual differences in magnesium absorption, so there is no standard dose. Basically, "titrate to bowel tolerance". Which means take as m ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Brooks
29 years experience Gastroenterology
Purges colon: Magnesium citrate causes fluid shifts within the intestines to promote large amount of bowel movement to occur usually within a few hours.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
29 years experience Psychiatry
Constipated?: It is used for treating magnesium deficiency states and it is also a saline laxative that is thought to work by increasing fluid in the small intestin ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: I presume you are referring to a "fizzy drink" that contains magnesium. The fizziness does not matter.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Laxative: Magnesium citrate solution is mainly used as a strong laxative. If you are looking for a magnesium supplement, try magnesium oxide instead. Thanks for ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Depends: 1 to several hours depending on how sensitive you are.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Karim
28 years experience Internal Medicine
2 to 4 hours: Recommended adult dose 1 gm magnesium citrate (160 mg of elementary magnesium) daily or in divided dose. Check kidney function before taking extra dos ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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12-24: usually gone wiqthin 1 day,

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